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Riverport Barbeque

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201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
903.665.2341
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best

I don't think there is anything bad about this restaurant, but maybe the folks behind the counter could smile and talk more:)

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
TexasRose53
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East Texas
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East Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I don't think there is anything bad about this restaurant, but maybe the folks behind the counter could smile and talk more:)

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Bullard, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great BBQ. The food and the service is great! It is crowded at lunch but that is because the food is so good!

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Austin, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Love East Texas BBQ and Joseph's Riverport is a great one. Long lunch lines, but worth the wait. Brisket, ribs, sausage were all great. Have eaten BBQ all over Texas and highly recommend this one.

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Jefferson, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The smoked ribs are so tasty. The barbecue sauce is perfect. Try their pinto beans too. They have a window for take-out orders that is so convenient.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

You can get great BBQ all over Texas, but this place was listed as "One of the Top 50 BBQ Joints in the World" by Texas Monthly magazine--a discerning standard. The ribs are meaty and excellent. The sauce is wonderful. The BBQ beans though are the best I have eaten anywhere. There is as much chopped brisket as beans. Unbelievably... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have eaten at some of the most famous BBQ joints in Texas and Riverport Barbeque ranks near the top. The staples of BBQ are covered and are very good, but the true standout for me is the smoked Turkey, which is always moist and full of flavor. Most places that attempt to smoke poultry usually dry it out and... More 

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Jefferson, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Some of the best BBQ you will get anywhere. Everyone in town raves about their hamburgers too but I have never had one... still stuck on the BBQ. May try next time.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Friendly staff, good prices, portions you don't expect to see anymore and the taste, WOW. This place is a must if you are ever in Jefferson. We hope to visit again in the future and will put Riverport at the top of our list of "must do". EXCELLENT +

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Forney, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

This is really good barbecue. Having spent the day sightseeing and shopping we were ready for some good food, and this place did not disappoint. The only negative was they were already out of ribs and it was only 5:30 pm...The brisket was tender and flavorful, the turkey was tender and the Cole slaw was some of the best I've... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

the bbq is melt in your mouth slap yo mamma kind of good! But we particularly enjoyed the young man that served us! Link was his name and we will never forget it!add personality like his to the worlds best barbeque and you will have an awesome fun fun experience!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 903.665.2341

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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